GENERAL APPEARANCE : The Dalmatian It is alert and active, possessing great endurance, speed, and intelligence. Their hardworking and sporty heritage makes them suitable as either a family pet or performance animal.
Personality: IT'S stable and outgoing; worthy, but never shy.
Energy Level : Very active; athletic and durable dogs bred for long walks. They need exercise.
Good with children: Better with supervision.
Good with other dogs: With supervision.
Life Expectancy : 11-13 years old.
Bark level: bark when necessary
Certainly, it is known that the origin of the breed was attributed to the European nation and that its specimens were used to guard stables and escort carriages (as protectors and adornments of the aristocracy), in addition to hunting pests and birds and herding. popular and figured in cinema and literature.
Country of Origin: Croatia.
BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT: Temperament is stable and outgoing, but dignified. Shyness is a big flaw.
HEAD: The head is in balance with the overall dog. It is of fair length.
Skull : Flat, slightly rounded in sides.
Stop : Moderately set.
Snout: Powerful muzzle, the top of which is level and parallel to the top of the skull. The muzzle and the The upper part of the skull are of equal length.
Truffle: The truffle is completely pigmented from black in black-spotted dogs and brown in liver-spotted dogs.
Jaws and Teeth: The teeth meet in a scissor bite.
Lips: Lips are clean and tight.
Eyes: The eyes are moderately set apart, are of medium size and somewhat rounded in appearance, and are well placed on the skull. Eye color is brown or black. The darker the better and generally darker in black-spotted dogs than in liver-spotted dogs.
Ears : The ears are of moderate size. proportionately wide at the base and gradually tapering to a rounded tip. They are set quite high. When the Dalmatian is alert, the the top of the ear is level with the top of the skull and the tip of the ear reaches the bottom line of the cheek.
NECK : The neck is well arched, quite long.
Top Line: The top line is smooth.
Loin: The loin is short, muscular and slightly arched. The flanks narrow across the loin .
Back: Strong back, topline very slightly arched.
chest : The chest reaches the elbow. The underline of the ribcage gradually curves to a moderate slope.
TAIL: The tail is a natural extension of the topline. is not inserted very low. It is strong at the insertion and tapers towards the point, which reaches the hock. The tail is carried with a slight upward curve, but it should never curl the back. Set low on the axis of the spine.
Shoulders: They are lightly muscled and well laid back.
Arms: Approximately equal in length to the shoulder.
Elbows: Are close to the body
Feet: They are round and compact with thick, padded and well-arched toes. Toenails are black and/or white in dogs with black spots and brown and/or white in dogs with spots liver.
HINDQUARTERS : Powerful, with smooth, well-defined muscles.
Hocks: They are well defined.
Legs: They are straight, strong and with strong bone.
Paws : Viewed from the rear, they are parallel each other.
GAIT/MOVEMENT: In keeping with the Dalmatian's historical use as a training dog, gait and endurance are of great importance. The movement is constant and effortless. Balanced front and rear angulation combined with powerful muscles and good conditions produce smooth, efficient action.
Hair : O fur is short, dense and thin. It is neither wooly nor silky. It's elegant, shiny and apparent.
COLOR: Color white base, in dogs with black spots or liver spots. All the colors that don't be black or liver are disqualifying. The spots are well defined and the further away the better. Pleasantly uniform and distributed.
SIZE: Males: 56 to 62 cm. Females: 54 to 60 cm
Any deviation from this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well-being of the dog.
• Aggressiveness or excessive shyness.
• Any dog older than 62 cm at the withers.
• Underbite or underbite.
• Any color mark other than black or liver.
• Males must have both testicles, of normal appearance, well let down and accommodated in the scrotum.
• Only clinically and functionally healthy dogs with typical breed conformation should be used for breeding.